Bad metaphors #1

Found here.

Bottom of Everything: What it’s Like Trying to Explain Poly to a New Person You’re Dating.

So, imagine you have the coolest thing ever.

A magical bag that holds an infinite amount of cookies.

And you want nothing more than to share the contents of this bag with lots of people that you like.

And then when you go to offer it to someone they’re like “Wah…didn’t you just share your…

This would be quite good if you changed one little, but important detail:

So, imagine you have the coolest thing ever.

A magical lollipop that does not get smaller no matter how much you lick it.

And you want nothing more than to share the lollipop with lots of people that you like.

And then when you go to offer it to someone they’re like “Wah… it was in how many mouths…?

I don’t remember where I read a similar story that a woman told her daughter on the same topic:

“See this necklace? It is pretty, isn’t it? Would you like to have it?” – “Yes, please” – “OK, you shall have it when you are 28. But until then I will give it to everyone who wants to borrow it. If someone, no matter who, wants to wear it for a few days, he or she will get it. But then, when you’re 28 it shall be yours alone. Would you like that?” – “…urghhhh…”

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